$$ Music-themed chain with an American menu Hard Rock Cafe - American restaurant in Honolulu, United States

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280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States




+1 808-955-7383

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4.30 (4617 reviews)


  • Crowd
    • Groups
    • Tourists
    • Family-friendly
    • LGBTQ+ friendly
    • College students
    • Transgender safespace
  • Payments
    • Credit cards
    • NFC mobile payments
  • Planning
    • Accepts reservations
    • Dinner reservations recommended
  • Amenities
    • Restroom
    • Bar onsite
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • High chairs
    • Good for kids
  • Offerings
    • Beer
    • Wine
    • Coffee
    • Alcohol
    • Cocktails
    • Kids' menu
    • Quick bite
    • Hard liquor
    • Braille menu
    • Comfort food
    • Small plates
    • Happy hour food
    • Late-night food
    • Happy hour drinks
  • Atmosphere
    • Cozy
    • Casual
  • Highlights
    • Sports
    • Live music
    • Fast service
    • Great coffee
    • Great dessert
    • Great cocktails
  • Popular for
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible seating
    • Wheelchair accessible elevator
    • Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Dessert
    • Seating
  • Health & safety
    • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits
  • Service options
    • Dine-in
    • Takeout
    • Delivery
    • Curbside pickup
    • Outdoor seating
    • No-contact delivery


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  • 5Candy A. 2 years ago
    Great breakfast

  • 5Christine K. 2 years ago
    Always a favorite in any city

  • 5Gina M. 8 months ago
    Friendliest staff ever! And this food-the bomb dot com. Yea yea it’s a franchise but I’ve been to many, this one tops them. The views of palm trees and sweet ocean vibes near by, legit. Lets go hard rock! Messi burger Twisted Mac Blackberry sangria Longboard pale ale 👌👌👌

  • 5B. 2 years ago
    The menu is full of items high in price from the starters all the way to dessert but the deliciousness and quality of the food and drinks makes it worth the money you spend there. Great atmosphere as well.

  • 5Kathy B. 2 years ago
    In this pandemic era a limited menu is on offer with HRC classics. No live music at this time. The limited staff is working hard and providing an excellent experience.

  • 5Danno W. 2 years ago
    Fantastic food & drinks, excellent service & a wonderful atmosphere!

  • 5Robert J. 6 months ago
    This place was well worth the wait. My wife and I decided to eat here on our last day in Waikiki and it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding and so was the food. The live music was a nice touch also. If you’re in the area give them a try.

  • 5M M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Classic hard rock Cafe, typical style and atmosphere some bindings in Honolulu. Nice view from the outside terrace. Classic style to others already seen such as Beijing, Chongching. Nice and friendly waitresses. Stop to visit in every city you visit. Excellent meat and beer. (Original) Classico hard rock Cafe, stile e atmosfera tipiche alcune varianti legante ad Honolulu. Bella veduta dalla terrazza esterna. Stile classico ad altri già visti come Pechino, Chongching. Cameriere simpatiche e cordiali. Tappa da visitare in ogni città che si visita. Ottima carne e birra.

  • 5Ника . 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu is the best place for a holiday. We celebrated the wedding anniversary of the parents. Gifts were unexpected. (Original) Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu - лучшее место для праздника . Мы праздновали годовщину свадьбы родителей. Подарки были неожиданными.

  • 5Maria T. 2 years ago
    GREAT NIGHT IT WAS DRAG BINGO NIGHT Whenever we visit U.S.A. we like to have a meal at a Hard Rock Cafe. What an awesome night we had even made extra special by watching the drag bingo such a fun night with their performances & comedy show. Meals are HUGE, wait staff we had were fantastic considering it was a full house. We had to wait over 40minutes for our table as we didn't book & just found the Hard Rock Café on our walking travels. Definitely worth the meal.

  • 5Tom A. 6 months ago
    Great location and decor. Staff and price point good. Drink menu has the classics and some new libations. The menu options were simple but solid and didn’t disappoint. Good taste. Good drinks. The ambiance with 80s and 90s rock classics mixed with open deck and colorful bar and lighting. A good lunch or dinner spot. Make reservations online to get seated quickly. If you’re a musician or music junkie you’ll love the decor and vibe. Oh - and kudos to the neon green tee-shirt “Clean Team.” We counted three of them busting tail to clean tables and keep the restaurant top notch.

  • 5Marie D. 3 years ago
    We didn't book and the friendly staff organised a table for us really quickly. After some shopping at the gift store we headed up and ordered (hard decision, amazing menu) and decided to share a burger. They brought it out neatly halved on two plates. I was chuffed :-) Great drinks, service and live music! Do recommend.

  • 5Ivan L. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The breakfast was great. (Original) El desayuno estaba muy bien.

  • 5Parth D. 2 years ago
    Vegetarian options were great. Apple cobbler for desert memorable

  • 5Mark C. 2 years ago
    Had the bbq cheese burger, it was amazing. All around great experience.

  • 5NaTasha J. 2 years ago
    Great place to visit while in Waikiki

  • 5Wilson M. 1 year ago
    Please reserve ahead of time. Wonderful experience. Drinks came with a souvenir glass cup. Great service in sanitation, making sure my drinks were always full. Please expect to pay over $50/person plus tip, otherwise do not visit.

  • 5Curtis O. 1 year ago
    Great service. Excellent food. They were very busy. You will need to call and make a reservation. We were lucky and got seats at the bar without a reservation, but those are not always available. The atmosphere and memorabilia on display are awesome. Take some time to look at the memorabilia.

  • 5Rene P. 1 year ago
    Excellent place to get relax and enjoy good food. Don’t miss the band shows, there are great. Employees are A+++

  • 5Arianna C. 1 year ago
    Can never go wrong with Hard Rock! My husband and I had dinner here for my birthday and it was awesome! Our server was great. He recommended the nachos with Kahlua pork and they were AMAZING. We also got a free dessert.

  • 5Benoît S. 1 year ago
    Beautiful place right in the heart of Waikiki. The Impossible Burger was great, glad to see a burger place offering vegetarian options. We also got a free dessert, a huge "Ice Cream with Brownies", yummy 😋.

  • 5Steampunk W. 1 year ago
    We couldn't eat in due to the coronavirus, but the takeout was good.

  • 5Scott M. 3 years ago
    Mother's day Mimosas and bloody Mary's to start the day. Both on point! Really like the bloody Mary as it wasn't overly spicy. Eggs Benedict and Southwest Omelet were also good. Guava jelly we've never had before. Nice touch and good. We always visit Hard Rocks where we go.

  • 5April E. 2 years ago
    Wonderful management when things didn't go as plan. They were ready to fix or adjust the issue with our meal before I could think what should I do next? Plus they were so willing to take photos of us too. We had a wonderful first stop after getting off of a 12 hr flight from Minnesota. First impression of Hawaii so far is wonderful.

  • 5S. 5 months ago
    I thought this place was fantastic. The food was great, the service was quick and friendly, and they had some nice performers playing instruments and singing. Overall probably one of the better experiences I've had in awhile.

  • 5Sven D. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Like any other Hard Rock Cafe always a nice experience. As always, the spare ribs were a pleasure and the ambience with live music was great. Since our table wasn't ready at the reserved time, we were looked after even more lovingly than we already know. Unfortunately, as always, visiting the shop is very expensive with the T-shirts for the whole family! (Original) Wie jedes andere Hard Rock Cafe immer wieder ein schönes Erlebnis. Die Spare Ribs waren wie jedes Mal ein Genuss und das Ambiente mit Live Musik war super. Da unser Tisch zur reservierten Zeit noch nicht fertig war wurden wir noch liebenswerter umsorgt als wir es schon schon kennen. Leider ist der Besuch des Shops wie immer sehr teuer mit den T Shirts für die ganze Familie!

  • 5philip c. 1 year ago
    Exceptional service, food and drinks are great, recommended.

  • 5James G. 3 years ago
    Three reasons: 1. Fabulous food!! The local signature burger I had was probably the best burger I've had for ages! So tasty, juicy & filling. And the onion rings.. wow!! Proper thick slices of onion and crunchy batter. 2. A great location with some fantastic decorations and rock memorabilia on the walls. 3. Fabulous staff!! We were with our 11 month old and they couldn't have been more friendly and engaging with her and to us! Overall: Definitely worth a visit in your in Waikiki!!

  • 5Natalija Y. 1 year ago
    Great food! Levi was thee best waiter I have had in a long time. Thank you Levi for being you.

  • 5Yusuke I. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) The number of guitars on the ceiling and the open atmosphere of the store are the best. Since it is also in Japan, I know the menu to some extent, so I can order with confidence. I feel better than anything else! It was perfect for the first day of the night in Hawaii. (Original) 天井にある数々のギター、開放的な店内の雰囲気含め最高です。日本にもあるからメニューもある程度把握しているので、安心して注文することができる。 何よりも気分が上がる!ハワイの夜、初日にピッタリでした。

  • 5n. 1 year ago
    Love it so much! Though some of the food here isn't really much of my liking (because I'm a picky eater-), but the music and bands they have playing just tops it off for me.

  • 5Jason H. 1 year ago
    Great food and music. Being in Hawaii doesn't hurt either!

  • 5Carlos Eduardo Coan J. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Super nice atmosphere and service note 10! (Original) Ambiente super agradável e atendimento nota 10 !

  • 5Thierry D. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Top place with cool atmosphere in a suitable musical setting (Original) Endroit top avec atmosphère cool dans un décor musical adapté

  • 5Schahul H. 1 year ago
    Live music + great food

  • 5Alex M. 1 year ago
    Again, a shame it was a year ago! My family and me landed into Honolulu a year ago and our first meal in Hawaii was at the Hard Rock. We had an excellent waitress and trainee waiter and couldn't have enjoyed our first night in Honolulu any better! Hope to be back as soon as possible! Mahalo Nui Loa!

  • 4Random H. 2 years ago
    Four star mainly for the atmosphere. Decent food and drinks.

  • 4Manuel . 1 year ago
    I've heard of Hard Rock Cafe many years, but had never been in one. I found the ambience to be fresh and lively. Today they had live music playing popular music. The menu featured mostly American dishes. I ordered a hamburger, while my wife ordered chicken tenders. Both were pretty good. I thought, though that it was a little pricey when compared to an Applebees or Chili's. The server did provide us with a free dessert-- which we earned after signing up for their rewards program. :-)

  • 4Nathan B. 1 year ago
    Great Location, great atmosphere, overall good experience. We ordered the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the Twisted Chicken/Mac and cheese. I only gave 4 stars because the chicken sandwich was subpar. Seemed kind of dense and pretty sloppy to eat. The mac n cheese was absolutely phenomenal and would highly recommend. Our order also came out lightning fast which was great. We were in and out within 50 minutes. Overall a nice chill place to relax and enjoy some food

  • 4James F. 2 years ago
    Had our evening meal here tonight before going off to watch the fireworks at the Hilton. It's brilliantly decorated as the majority of hard rocks are. Our server Russell was fantastic, was constantly coming over and had a great attitude about him. Our food was okay, wasn't great but wasn't terrible. I ordered the BBQ Bacon Burger and my girlfriend the Chicken fajitas. The burger was tasty, but a bit on the small and greasy side. The chicken for the fajitas came out warm, not hot, but at the end of the day we're just fajitas nothing special to them. Overall our experience was great just the food wasn't amazing.

  • 4stephanie r. 2 years ago
    It's a great place to eat and on the expensive side. Lots of stuff on the walls for you to see.I wish there was just a little bit more of a variety of food for us. Other than that it's good.

  • 4Joyce P. 4 years ago
    We made reservations for dinner and had no wait when we arrived. The restaurant is on the second floor. The staircase wall and ceiling are lined with guitars. The restaurant is open air so it can get hot during the day, but we had a cool breeze that kept us comfortable. Service was good, we ordered appetizers for dinner.

  • 4Nicholas F. 1 year ago
    Food was good. The place was empty because of covid practices. Felt like we almost had the resturant to ourselves. Drinks were good and the salmon was tasty. Not too expensive. Not a lot of selection on the menu unfotunately.

  • 4brian t. 2 years ago
    Pretty decent

  • 4Picky J. 4 months ago
    I've eaten here many times before but this time it was a bit of a let down. The food was fine, delivered reasonably quick on a crowded Saturday evening. Had the Messi Burger and it was not nearly as big as they suggest in the menu photo. Nonetheless it tasted good--I'd eat it again. One odd thing when we checked in, they told us 20 minute wait. So decided to go to bar. Got to bar, they asked if we were eating at bar. "No, we're waiting for a table." And so they just seated us immediately. Odd--but not complaining. The aesthetics are nicer than some other HRCs. The live acoustic music added to the rock ambiance. So, not great but worth a visit.

  • 4Patricia L. 2 years ago
    They didn’t have what I wanted so I had to settle for something else but the food is still good .

  • 4H. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Real thing? (Original) 本物?

  • 3Aliaksei S. 1 month ago
    Had the reservation, checked in at the entry and was told to wait until we will be called by staff. We waited more than 20 minutes and no one came to us. We asked again when we will be seated and this time our table was ready. Not sure how long we were still waiting if we didn't ask by ourselves. Also I ordered a medium cooked burger but got more well done.

  • 3Diamond N. 6 months ago
    The restaurant has a great atmosphere with old memorabilia from famous singers. A lot gas changed since covid as the menu was cut in half. I opted for the salmon dinner which was tasty but could have been better if not over powered with the sauce itself in. The drinks were meh and my husband barely ate his burger. The server we had also seemed to be rushing us out in the middle of our meal. It didn’t leave a good taste in my mouth.

  • 3R. 5 months ago
    Food was good and service. Our priced as per usual for chain. It’s basic bar food nothing special about it. The taste was good and the pints. The view is worth it

  • 3P A. 11 months ago
    Came to this restaurant and service wasn't the greatest waiter ignored us at our table it was a group of 20+ at 3 different tables and totally forgot about us. A different waitress helped us but had to take our drink order twice. The mac n cheese i had was great but there's was no warning it would be spicy. Drinks were great n other food items were delicious as well. Also received our food in a good timely manner for us to be so many people dinning in.

  • 3Leonardo D. 2 months ago
    The ambiance was super nice. I think most people go because of the name tho. The food was just ok. The appetizers stole the show. The entrees were pretty bland. Our server killed the entire vibe for us. He had terrible customer service skills. He was unattentive, unresponsive, and rude. We had to ask for straws 4 different times. Finally another server had to get us some. But back to the food. The chicken wings and crispy shrimp appetizers were amazing. Full of flavor. I ordered the diablo burger and I wasn't impressed. They use monterey jack cheese which isn't a big hit with that type of burger. I would've preferred pepper jack. The jalapeños seemed old. The patty wasn't seasoned at all. The ribs were tender but the sauce lacked flavor. The fajitas weren't seasoned well but they were ok. The slides were super dry. Prob wouldn't return.

  • 3hr s. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It's a shame that it's noisy in the daytime, but it's foody. Atmosphere and good to sit by the window (Original) 낮에도 시끄러운건 아쉽지만 음식 쏘쏘함. 창가쪽 앉으면 분위기있고 좋음

  • 3mauricio v. 2 years ago
    Very slow service, got tired of waiting on the waiter so I paid and left, and there was only 2 other tables with folks in it.

  • 3Hector D. 1 year ago
    Reatautant not open. The staff of the hardrock shop, did not appear to be to friendly

  • 3Wendol R. 1 year ago
    The shop was open and the restaurant was closed for dine in due to the pandemic.

  • 3Sheika S. 1 year ago
    Good flavor ribs but very dry.

  • 3Eileen 本当のハワイ H. 2 years ago
    I’ve been to many Hard Rock Cafes in many countries. This one in Hawaii is unique in a way that it’s mostly open-air. Some people would definitely enjoy the fresh air and the brightness of the natural sun. On the other hand, some may feel like a bit of lack of “Rock-ism” here if you’re used to and expecting a typical dark and loud rock music with an old-style bar type of Hard Rock Cafe to be honest.

  • 2B K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A long time ago, I was thinking of giving a tip to a staff member who was very good at serving the table, but a arrogant person suddenly came out at the time of accounting and I could not speak English I asked him quickly, "What?", But he took all the fishing tips! At that time, I couldn't say anything back, and I was very disappointed, but if that happens in the future I'll never let you laugh. The taste was scorched and not delicious. I'm sure it depends on the condition of the kitchen on that day lol (Original) もうだいぶ前のことですが、テーブル担当のすごく接客の良いスタッフの方にチップを渡そうと思っていたのに、横柄な人が会計時に突然出てきて当時ほとんど英語のできない私に小声で何か早口でいい、「なんですか?」と聞き返したのに、お釣りを全部チップで取られました!当時は言い返すことができず大変悔しい思いをしましたが、もし今後そのようなことがあれば絶対にさせません笑 味は焦げていて美味しくはなかったです。きっとその日のキッチンの方のコンディションによるのだと思います笑

  • 2Paul P. 2 years ago
    Overwhelmingly terrible experience. This was the worst dining experience we have had in a long time. Our waitress was inattentive and our food took over an hour to come. You would think with about 10 tables to service this wouldn’t be an issue. I understand possible staffing issues due to current conditions but the service we received was unacceptable and we will not ever come back.

  • 2Vero V. 1 month ago
    My friend who is a big fan of hard rock Cafe in Australia recommended this place to me. However, it was not the greatest experience. Our server was just okay. We had to mention in order to get things that we needed such as plates and ketchup. When we ordered steak, she did not even ask us how we want it to be cooked. As a result, it came as well-done... which we did not want. But, since I was starving, I did not complain. And the steamed greenbean was so blend. Mesh potato was cold. Baby back ribs was decent. The potato could be crispier. Overall, I think it can be better next time if server is more willing to keep an eye on us when serving.

  • 1vince t. 2 years ago
    Worse live music I have ever head. I was here last night and it was amazing. The Monday band is horrible. “Bruno Mars uncle”. Doesn’t cover it.

  • 1Neeru J. 2 years ago
    We had to seat ourselves and then track down a server for a high chair for our toddler and to take our order. Server was not the friendliest. The pizza we got from the kids menu for our son was absolutely terrible. Nothing too memorable about the rest of the food we ordered as well. The place was over half empty when we went.

  • 1david b. 2 years ago
    They have a limited menu. Burger was plain and dry. Service was extremely slow. 3 servers a manager and about 6 tables. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

  • 1Natasha L. 1 year ago
    Required a temperature check to enter. Not part of cdc guidelines.

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